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June 27, 2017

Direct-to-Consumer Medical Testing in the Era of Value-Based Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
JAMA. 2017;317(24):2485-2486. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.5929

That the United States spends more on health care per capita than most other high-income countries while experiencing the poorest health care outcomes has almost become cliché in the health care reform arena. These widely cited and lamentable statistics have provoked a strong national priority focused on containing health care costs and improving health care quality.1 This national focus on high-value health care has been credited with a slight slowing in the rate of the increase of health care costs in the past few years, although it appears that health care costs are once again increasing at rates well-above inflation.1